"The only trick of friendship, I think, is to find people who are better than you are - not smarter, not cooler, but kinder, and more generous, and more forgiving - and then to appreciate them for what they can teach you, and to try to listen to them when they tell you something about yourself, no matter how bad - or good - it might be, and to trust them, which is the hardest thing of all. But the best, as well."
You wanna talk long and difficult reads? A Little Life is long. A Little Life covers difficult topics. I know some people hate it because of this, but I adore it. It'll break your heart a thousand different ways and then you'll read it again. It's one of the best books I've read in the past few years, and I still think about it constantly.